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mw. dr. C. (Cristina) Colonnesi

Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen
Programme group: Developmental psychopathology
Fotograaf: Bram Belloni

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  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 127
Postadres
  • Postbus 15776
    1001 NG Amsterdam
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  • Profiel

    Cristina Colonnesi is assistant professor at the Research Institute of Child Development and Education, Developmental Psychopathology. She studied Developmental and Clinical Psychology at The Sapienza University of Rome (Italy). Her research is focused on the social-cognitive and social-emotional development from infancy to childhood and the association with psychopathology. She is a teacher in mentalization, attachment, autism, anxiety & depression, and social-emotional and communicative development in infancy and childhood.

     

    Research interests and expertise

    Caregivers’ mentalizing abilities, mind-mindedness, and sensitive behavior

    Infant-parent interaction and attachment

    Individual differences in social-cognitive and social-emotional development

    Development of shyness and other self-conscious emotions, affect processing and regulation

    Association between social-cognitive/social-emotional development and psychopathology

     

    Current projects

    Synchrony of Emotional Communication and Pointing in Infancy: An Investigation on the Early Developmental Trajectories of Social-Communicative Functioning NWO Research Talent, PhD student: Eliala Salvadori.

    Mind Matters: How Parental Mind-Mindedness Influences Infant Development. UvA, PhD student: Moniek Zeegers.

    Infant Early Self-regulation, Attention and Joint-Attention Difficulties as Predictors of Later Self-Regulation Problems. Yield Signature Project, PhD student: Martina Zaharieva.

    Het belang van traumasensitiviteit voor (professionele) opvoeders in de residentiële zorg voor jeugd. ZonMw Effectief Werken in de Jeugdsector, Phd: Carolien Konijn.

    Doorontwikkeling van een screeningsinstrument voor problematische gehechtheid bij kinderen van 2 t/m 5 jaar (AISI). ZonMw, Effectief Werken in de Jeugdsector.

  • Curriculum vitae

    Curriculum vitae

    Personal Details
     
    Date of birth: 03/04/1974   
    Nationality: Italian
    Place of birth: Rome, Italy  

     

    Current and Previous Academic Appointments

    2013 - present: Assistant Professor: Department of Education, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    2007 - 2013 Postdoc: Department of Education, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    2006: Scientist/lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Leiden, Leiden, The Netherland

    2003-2005: Phd-study, Department of Psychology, University of Rome 'La Sapienza', Rome, Italy

     

  • Publicaties

    2020

    • Colonnesi, C., Nikolic, M., & Bögels, S. M. (Accepted/In press). Development and Psychophysiological Correlates of Positive Shyness from Infancy to Childhood. In L. A. Schmidt, & K. L. Poole (Eds.), Shyness - An Adaptive Phenotype Springer.
    • Nikolic, M., Majdandzic, M., Colonnesi, C., de Vente, W., Möller, E. L., & Bögels, S. M. (Accepted/In press). The Unique Contribution of Blushing to the Development of Social Anxiety Disorder Symptoms: Results from a Longitudinal Study. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.
    • Spruit, A., Goos, L., Weenink, N., Rodenburg, H. R., Niemeyer, H., Stams, G. J. J. M., & Colonnesi, C. (2020). The relation between attachment and depression in children and adolescents: A multilevel meta-analysis. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 23, 54-69. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10567-019-00299-9

    2019

    • Colonnesi, C., Zeegers, M. A. J., Majdandžić, M., van Steensel, F. J. A., & Bögels, S. M. (2019). Fathers’ and Mothers’ Early Mind-Mindedness Predicts Social Competence and Behavior Problems in Childhood. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 47(9), 1421-1435. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-019-00537-2 [details]
    • Helmerhorst, K. O. W., Colonnesi, C., & Fukkink, R. G. (2019). Caregiver’s Mind-Mindedness in Early Center-based Childcare. Early Education and Development, 30(7), 854-871. https://doi.org/10.1080/10409289.2019.1593076 [details]
    • Konijn, C., Admiraal, S., Baart, J., van Rooij, F. B., Stams, G. J. J. M., Colonnesi, C., ... Assink, M. (2019). Foster care placement instability: A meta-analytic review. Children and Youth Services Review, 96, 483-499. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2018.12.002
    • Nikolić, M., van der Storm, L., Colonnesi, C., Brummelman, E., Kan, K. J., & Bögels, S. (2019). Are Socially Anxious Children Poor or Advanced Mindreaders? Child Development, 90(4), 1424-1441. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.13248 [details]
    • Zeegers, M. A. J., Colonnesi, C., Noom, M. J., Polderman, N., & Stams, G. J. J. M. (2019). Remediating child attachment insecurity: Evaluating the Basic Trust Intervention in adoptive families. Research on Social Work Practice, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049731519863106
    • Zeegers, M. A. J., Meins, E., Stams, G. J. J. M., Bögels, S. M., & Colonnesi, C. (2019). Does attachment security predict children’s thinking-about-thinking and thinking-about-feeling? A meta-analytic review. Developmental Review, 54, [100885]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dr.2019.100885
    • Zeegers, M. A. J., Potharst, E. S., Veringa-Skiba, I. K., Aktar, E., Goris, M., Bögels, S. M., & Colonnesi, C. (2019). Evaluating Mindful With Your Baby/Toddler: Observational Changes in Maternal Sensitivity, Acceptance, Mind-Mindedness, and Dyadic Synchrony. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, [753]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00753 [details]
    • van der Giessen, D., Colonnesi, C., & Bögels, S. M. (2019). Changes in rejection and psychological control during parent-child interactions following CBT for children's anxiety disorder. Journal of Family Psychology, 33(7), 775-787. https://doi.org/10.1037/fam0000543

    2018

    • Majdandžić, M., de Vente, W., Colonnesi, C., & Bögels, S. M. (2018). Fathers’ challenging parenting behavior predicts less subsequent anxiety symptoms in early childhood. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 109, 18-28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2018.07.007 [details]
    • Metz, M., Colonnesi, C., Majdandžić, M., & Bögels, S. M. (2018). When Father Steps Forward and Mother Steps Back: The Moderating Role of Simultaneity in Parents' Coparenting Behaviors in the Development of Anxiety in 4‐ to 30‐Month‐Olds. Infancy, 23(1), 103-123. https://doi.org/10.1111/infa.12199 [details]
    • Nikolic, M., Aktar, E., Bögels, S., Colonnesi, C., & de Vente, W. (2018). Bumping heart and sweaty palms: physiological hyperarousal as a risk factor for child social anxiety. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 59(2), 119-128. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.12813 [details]
    • Nikolić , M., Brummelman, E., Colonnesi, C., de Vente, W., & Bögels, S. M. (2018). When gushing leads to blushing: Inflated praise leads socially anxious children to blush. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 106, 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2018.04.003 [details]
    • Spruit, A., Wissink, I., Noom, M. J., Colonnesi, C., Polderman, N., Willems, L., ... Stams, G. J. J. M. (2018). Internal structure and reliability of the Attachment Insecurity Screening Inventory (AISI) for children age 6 to 12. BMC Psychiatry, 18, [30]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-018-1608-z [details]
    • Zeegers, M. A. J., de Vente, W., Nikolić, M., Majdandžić, M., Bögels, S. M., & Colonnesi, C. (2018). Mothers’ and fathers’ mind‐mindedness influences physiological emotion regulation of infants across the first year of life. Developmental Science, 21(6), [e12689]. https://doi.org/10.1111/desc.12689 [details]

    2017

    • Aktar, E., Colonnesi, C., de Vente, W., Majdandžić, M., & Bögels, S. M. (2017). How do parents' depression and anxiety, and infants' negative temperament relate to parent–infant face-to-face interactions? Development and Psychopathology, 29(3), 697-710. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954579416000390 [details]
    • Colonnesi, C., Nikolić, M., de Vente, W., & Bögels, S. M. (2017). Social anxiety symptoms in young children: Investigating the interplay of theory of mind and expressions of shyness. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 45(5), 997-1011. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-016-0206-0 [details]
    • Colonnesi, C., van Polanen, M., Tavecchio, L. W. C., & Fukkink, R. G. (2017). Mind-Mindedness of Male and Female Caregivers in Childcare and the Relation to Sensitivity and Attachment: An Exploratory Study. Infant Behavior and Development, 48(B), 134-146. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infbeh.2017.04.006 [details]
    • Zeegers, M. A. J., Colonnesi, C., Stams, G-JJM., & Meins, E. (2017). Mind Matters: A Meta-Analysis on Parental Mentalization and Sensitivity as Predictors of Infant-Parent Attachment. Psychological Bulletin, 143(12), 1245-1272. https://doi.org/10.1037/bul0000114, https://doi.org/10.1037/bul0000114.supp [details]
    • van Polanen, M., Colonnesi, C., Fukkink, R. G., & Tavecchio, L. W. C. (2017). Is Caregiver Gender Important for Boys and Girls? Gender-Specific Child-Caregiver Interactions and Attachment Relationships. Early Education and Development, 28(5), 559-571. https://doi.org/10.1080/10409289.2016.1258928
    • van Polanen, M., Colonnesi, C., Tavecchio, L. W. C., & Fukkink, R. G. (2017). Caregiver gender important for boys and girls? Gender-specific child-caregiver interactions and attachment relations. Early Education and Development.
    • van Polanen, M., Colonnesi, C., Tavecchio, L. W. C., Blokhuis, S., & Fukkink, R. G. (2017). Men and women in child care: Sensitive and stimulating behaviors of caregivers in childcare: Are men different from women? European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 25(3), 412-424. https://doi.org/10.1080/1350293X.2017.1308165

    2016

    2015

    • Longobardi, E., Rienzi, S., Spataro, P., & Colonnesi, C. (2015). Funzioni comunicative e mind-mindedness nell’interazione madre-bambino a 16 mesi di età. Psicologia Clinica dello Sviluppo, XIX(2), 345-356. https://doi.org/10.1449/80317 [details]
    • Nikolić, M., Colonnesi, C., de Vente, W., Drummond, P., & Bögels, S. M. (2015). Blushing and social anxiety: A meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology : Science and Practice, 22(2), 177-193. https://doi.org/10.1111/cpsp.12102 [details]

    2014

    • Colonnesi, C., Napoleone, E., & Bögels, S. M. (2014). Positive and negative expressions of shyness in toddlers: are they related to anxiety in the same way? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 106(4), 624-637. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0035561 [details]

    2013

    • Colonnesi, C., Bögels, S. M., de Vente, W., & Majdandžić, M. (2013). What coy smiles say about positive shyness in early infancy. Infancy, 18(2), 202-220. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-7078.2012.00117.x [details]
    • Colonnesi, C., Wissink, I. B., Noom, M. J., Asscher, J. J., Hoeve, M., Stams, G. J. J. M., ... Kellaert-Knol, M. G. (2013). Basic trust: an attachment-oriented intervention based on mind-mindedness in adoptive families. Research on Social Work Practice, 23(2), 179-188. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049731512469301 [details]

    2012

    • Colonnesi, C., Zijlstra, B. J. H., van der Zande, A., & Bögels, S. M. (2012). Coordination of gaze, facial expressions and vocalizations of early infant communication with mother and father. Infant Behavior and Development, 35(3), 523-532. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infbeh.2012.02.004 [details]

    2011

    • Colonnesi, C., Draijer, E. M., Stams, G. J. J. M., van der Bruggen, C. O., Bögels, S. M., & Noom, M. J. (2011). The relation between insecure attachment and child anxiety: a meta-analytic review. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 40(4), 630-645. https://doi.org/10.1080/15374416.2011.581623 [details]
    • de Vente, W., Majdandžić, M., Colonnesi, C., & Bögels, S. M. (2011). Intergenerational transmission of social anxiety: the role of paternal and maternal fear of negative child evaluation and parenting behaviour. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 2(4), 509-530. https://doi.org/10.5127/jep.018811 [details]

    2010

    2008

    • Colonnesi, C., Koops, W., & Meerum Terwogt, M. (2008). Young children's psychological explanations and their relationship to perception- and intention-understanding. Infant and Child Development, 17(2), 163-179. https://doi.org/10.1002/icd.548 [details]
    • Colonnesi, C., Rieffe, C., Koops, W., & Perucchini, P. (2008). Precursors of a theory of mind. A longitudinal study. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 26(4), 561-577. https://doi.org/10.1348/026151008X285660 [details]

    2008

    • Colonnesi, C. (2008). L’uso della cortesia e della persuasione nella comunicazione in età prescolare e scolare e il ruolo della teoria della mente. In S. Barbieri, & S. Di Sano (Eds.), Lo sviluppo della competenza pragmativa. Problemi e metodi (pp. 147-173). Napoli: Liguori. [details]

    2017

    • Colonnesi, C. (2017). 'Mind-minded' in de kinderopvang. In R. Fukkink (Ed.), Pedagogisch curriculum voor het jonge kind in de kinderopvang (pp. 24-26). Houten: Bohn Stafleu van Loghum. [details]

    2019

    • Nikolic, M., Brummelman, E., Kan, K. J., & Colonnesi, C. (2019). Parental mentalization and warmth as predictors of children’s self-conscious emotions and prosocial behaviours. Paper presented at VNOP-CAS Research Days days, Utrecht, Netherlands.
    • Nikolic, M., Van der Storm, L., Colonnesi, C., Brummelman, E., Kan, K. J., & Bögels, S. M. (2019). Socio-Cognitive Abilities, Self-Consciousness, and Social Anxiety: Developmental and Psychobiological Perspective. Paper presented at International Convention of Psychological Science (2019), Paris, France.
    • Zeegers, M. A. J., Meins, E., Stams, G. J. J. M., Bögels, S. M., & Colonnesi, C. (2019). Does attachment security predict children’s thinking-about-thinking and thinking-about-feeling? A meta-analytic review. Poster session presented at The Future of Neuroscience, Attachment and Mentalizing: from research to clinical practice, London, United Kingdom.

    2018

    • Zeegers, M. A. J., Potharst, E. S., Colonnesi, C., & Bögels, S. M. (2018). Mindful with your baby: improving maternal mentalization and sensitivity with a mindful parenting group training for mothers and their infants.. Paper presented at International Conference on Mindfulness, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

    2017

    • Zeegers, M. A. J., Colonnesi, C., Noom, M. J., & Stams, G. J. J. M. (2017). The effectiveness of a mind-mindedness and attachment-oriented intervention for adoptive families. Paper presented at 18th European Conference on Developmental Psychology, ECDP 2017, Utrecht, Netherlands.
    • Zeegers, M. A. J., de Vente, W., Nikolic, M., Colonnesi, C., Majdandzic, M., & Bögels, S. M. (2017). The Influence of Parental Mind-Mindedness on Infants’ Heart Rate Variability from 4 to 12 Months. Poster session presented at Biennial meeting of SRCD, Austin, United States.

    2016

    • Nikolic, M., Colonnesi, C., & Bögels, S. M. (2016). Shy but not inhibited? Physiological and behavioral reactions of positively shy, negatively shy, and non-shy infants. Paper presented at International Conference on Infant Studies (ICIS) 2016, New Orleans (LA), United States.
    • Zeegers, M. A. J., Colonnesi, C., Noom, M. J., & Stams, G. J. J. M. (2016). Basic Trust: improving mind-mindedness and sensitivity with an attachment-oriented intervention for adoptive families. Paper presented at VNOP-ISED-CAS Research Days 2016, .
    • Zeegers, M. A. J., Colonnesi, C., Noom, M. J., & Stams, G. J. J. M. (2016). The effectiveness of a mind-mindedness and attachment-oriented intervention for adoptive families. Paper presented at 8th World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (WCBCT) 2016, Melbourne, Australia.
    • Zeegers, M. A. J., de Vente, W., Nikolic, M., Majdandzic, M., Colonnesi, C., & Bögels, S. M. (2016). The influence of mothers and fathers' mind-mindedness on infants' physiological emotion regulation across the first year of life. Paper presented at VNOP-ISED-CAS Research Days 2016, .

    2015

    • Metz, M., Colonnesi, C., Majdandzic, M., & Bögels, S. M. (2015). Dynamics within the coparenting system: a micro level study on synchrony in the coparenting relationship. Paper presented at 17th European Conference for Developmental Psychology (ECDP) 2015, Braga, Portugal.
    • Nikolic, M., Colonnesi, C., de Vente, W., & Bögels, S. M. (2015). Socio-cognitive, physiological, and behavioral aspects of childhood social anxiety. Poster session presented at Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD) 2015 , Philadelphia, United States.

    Andere

    • Colonnesi, C. (examiner) (14-9-2017). ‘Thinking about Parenting’ – The Role of Mind-Mindedness and Parental Cognitions in Parental Behaviour and Child Developmental Outcomes (examination).
    • Colonnesi, C. (examiner) (7-7-2017). Little Chameleons: An Investigation into the development and mechanisms of behavioral mimicry (examination).
    • Colonnesi, C. (examiner) (31-3-2017). Coparenting and Child Anxiety (examination).
    • Colonnesi, C. (participant) (2-7-2014 - 5-7-2014). International Conference of Infants Studies, July 2-5, 2014, Berlin, Germany. Symposium "Mind-mindedness from infancy to childhood in combination with maternal and child characteristics as predictors of children’s social (…) (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
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